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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Region: Lunenburg Region

Open from May 1st through October 31st. The Lighthouse is the ideal Nova Scotia vacation destination, just 5 minutes from Bridgewater yet close to sandy beaches, stunning lighthouses, museums, shops and the charming and historic towns and villages along Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route (Route 331). We feature a variety of accommodation choices ranging from classic retro-style motel rooms (with or without kitchenettes), to Boathouse Studios and Riverfront Cottage.

The Lighthouse is a three acre property with 500 feet of shoreline on the scenic LaHave River. The 15 unit lodging facilities are clean, comfortable and has everything you would need for a Nova Scotia getaway including a small private beach, boat dock, fire pit, BBQs, picnic tables, expansive green space with Adirondack chairs and a children’s play area. Dogs are always welcome and can enjoy a swim with our resident Portuguese Waterdog, Austin. In case you get tired of the outdoors, there’s always complimentary WiFi and flat-screen cable televisions in each room.

Civic Address: 1101 Highway 331 Pleasantville NS

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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of stained glass with over 40 years of experience. With traditional and contemporary designs there are limitless possibilities to express your personal style for your home. We provide professional consultation services for churches and other heritage buildings for their restoration and new window design needs. Civic Address: 2102 Highway 331 West LaHave NS Facebook
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Indian Garden Farms

Indian Garden Farms

Location: Lunenburg Region
Come enjoy the experience of picking your own farm fresh berries right off the vine! Indian Garden Farms U-picks take place while berries are in season and offer our customers the chance to get right into the action of harvesting their own fresh produce. Strawberries Raspberries High Bush Blueberries (limited amounts) *In season (varies depending on berry) Civic Address: 15401 Highway 3 Hebbville NS Facebook
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
A 27km trail connecting the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and to the Region of Queens. This trail features a covered bridge in the community of Hebbville along with various restaurants and services along the route. Parking is available at access points along the trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Facebook
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Advent Art

Advent Art

Location: Lunenburg Region
Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast. Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements. Civic Address: 3434 Highway 331 LaHave NS
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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially protected so the water stays relatively calm. With more well-known beaches close by, this beach is much quieter with fewer visitors.
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches out from the shore to Georges Island and provides a popular beach destination for tourists throughout the summer. Directions to Crescent Beach are very Scenic. Follow King Street south out of the Beautiful town of Bridgewater. This street is also Route 331, part of the Lighthouse Route. About 20 minutes from the town is Crescent Beach. You will be following the lovely LaHave River to the ocean and seeing lots of artisans and the…
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside. Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and a boardwalk along an inland marsh. Directions to Risser’s Beach are scenic. From the Town of Bridgewater follow King Street South which is Route 331 for 25 minutes. You will be following the beautiful LaHave River the whole…
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
This unique destination gallery is located in a barn by the river and features fine art and folk art by artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais and also offers one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. A wonderful place to stop and enjoy the colourful surprises that await you! Civic Address: 265 Petite Riviere Road Petite Riviere NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia. In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives. Today, the fishing industry has died down and…
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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal Threads. Provocative and dramatic, her symbolic messages in this unique embroidery form have developed both from her desire to stay grounded in her everyday life and a passion to soar among a myriad of themes and issues that pique her interest and evoke corresponding and introspective responses in her audiences. Merydie applies a confident technical hand to create a remarkable art form from this beautiful ancient…
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Petite Riviere Vineyards

Petite Riviere Vineyards

Location: Lunenburg Region
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! The winery combines the benefits of their unique terroir as one of the oldest grape-growing regions in North America -…
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636. Before beginning your walk on beautiful Fort Point, imagine that today’s date is May 8, 1604. Look southwest across Dublin Bay toward the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the islands you may see the good ship Le Don de Dieu as it drops anchor for the first time in the New World. Samuel de Champlain, the man who would change Europe’s understanding of this vast continent, stands on the foredeck sketching the first of his famous maps. Do you see…
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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Location: Lunenburg Region
Local Rug Hooking original designs for sale and rug hooking supplies and knitting yarns available too. Located in Petite Riviere on the river, Jane Steele also teaches classes and invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop. Look-out for events on the Facebook. Civic Address: 36 Petite Riviere Road Petite Riviere NS Facebook
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Location: Lunenburg Region
Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Civic Address: 492 Harold Whynot Road Pine Grove
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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis Valley; two sections in MODL: Goose Chase Road, New Germany to Lunenburg County Line 17 km (one way) See Note Caledonia Junction to Queens County Line 17 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Lunenburg County section (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. NOTE: The trail is…
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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Village Nursery has been a visual presence in Pleasantville & throughout the province since 1978 & continues to do so with pride, not only in the quality of our product ( or so the shoppers say) but mostly in the quality of our staff & those that choose to shop here. There is no competition here at The Village Nursery because we are doing what we do best, growing for your pleasure..We will continue…as a locally family owned business to grow our very best to serve you because at the…
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Mariner Crafts

Mariner Crafts

Location: Lunenburg Region
Purveyors of fine Maritime crafts since 1986. A lovely artisan shop offering Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery, and more. Civic Address: 161 Drew Hill Road Petite Riviere NS Facebook
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Day use park with fresh water swimming, kayaking, canoeing. Small beach for having a picnic or relaxing on a beautiful day. Lots of parking, near many shops and restaurants in the Region. Civic Address: 854 Conquerall Mills Road, Conquerall Bank, NS, B4V 6A2 Trip Advisor
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities. As they say “We love to be outdoors”. Our services offer you opportunities to enjoy your outdoor experience. Play in the woodland & inland waters of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 37 Bruhm Lane Cornwall NS
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Cape LaHave Adventures

Cape LaHave Adventures

Location: Lunenburg Region
Guided sea-kayak adventures and yoga in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Paddle among the islands and experience pristine beaches, coastal wildlife, and signature Maritime fishing settlements. Multi-day, Full-day, and half-day tours. Located on Dublin Shore off of the Lighthouse Route (Highway 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach. Civic Address: 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore NS
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Sam’s Woodland Tours

Sam’s Woodland Tours

Location: Lunenburg Region
Join tour guide Sam Wentzell of Sam’s Woodland Tours for informative guided nature walks and historical walking tours. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of plants, trees and wildlife here in Nova Scotia. Sam’s Woodland Tours takes place in and around Bridgewater Nova Scotia. The woodland tours are offered on a private woodlot in Upper Branch. The rail trail tours take place on the Centennial Trail in Bridgewater and connects to the LaHave River Trail in…
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Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, roosters, seagulls, small & large bears, figures, and paintings wit hred and black checkered frames. Turn east on to Hirtle Rd, off Hwy 103 at Exit 16. Sixth house on the left #117. Open Daily. Call anytime. Everyone is welcomed!
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Fabulous Attic

Fabulous Attic

Here at the Fabulous Attic, we offer a wide variety of home decor items, refurbished furniture, antiques, gifts, crafts made from driftwood and other natural materials and much more. We are a small shop, 2 km south on Hwy 331 from LaHave Bakery. By appointment only, please call ahead. Civic Address: 3839 Highway 331 Dublin Shore NS Facebook
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Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Wavewood Designs has been developed through the hard work of Bono Misner and partner Kim Banks. Both have the same outlook and creativity and can come up with some pretty interesting art whether it be on canvas or the beautiful cuts from the driftwood found along our Nova Scotian coastlines. The gallery includes many diversifications of fine art including, realism, expressionism, abstract, sculpture and many more. Open during the summer from Thursdays to Sundays, 11:00am - 5:00pm. Civic…
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Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Location: Lunenburg Region
Visit this lovely store in the beautiful country and enjoy their displays and items which change weekly, with new items arriving several times a week. It’s a fun place to hang out with your girlfriends over a coffee and enjoy a piece of their famous cheesecake. Open Fridays 10-5, Saturdays 10-5 spring to fall. Civic Address: 3360 Barss Corner Road Parkdale NS Facebook
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Homegrown Skateboards

Homegrown Skateboards

Location: Lunenburg Region
Come out to Lahave to enjoy an indoor skate bowl. Skateboards and clothes are sold here. Located above the Lahave Bakery just a short drive from Bridgewater on Highway 331 along the beautiful LaHave River! Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Instagram
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
To commemorate the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s 125th anniversary in 2004, Indian Falls was designated as a Municipal Park. The park offers a picnic area, on-site privies, walking trails, rock beach and look-off points. The shutterbug in you will find the drive worth making, as Indian Falls is both picturesque and unique. Between May and October the park is open from 8:00 a.m until dusk. Civic Address: 1585 Newburne Road, Newburne, NS, B0R 1A0 Facebook Trip Advisor
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Tillicum Adventure Tours

Tillicum Adventure Tours

Location: Lunenburg Region
Join us as our guests on the fishing schooner Tillicum in the sheltered waters of the LaHave River. Listen to tales and adventures while visiting this historic area. Try your hand at hoisting sails or tillering. Sing a shanty or two. Immerse yourself in nature. Make friends and memories! Bring your family or friends or sail alone, Tillicum is always ready to create an adventure. Perfect for celebrations, day events, and fun times! Afternoon picnic and sail from 1pm to 5pm with refreshments and…
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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Location: Lunenburg Region
The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits on the LaHave estuary. The building sits above the water on large pilings, creating a boat like feeling as you hear the waves crashing under the building. Beautifully situated, looking across the bay to Riverport, the studio welcomes visitors with daily demonstrations in various pottery techniques. The artwork and pottery displayed is all made on the premises and original pieces are available for purchase in all…
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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
This multipurpose Municipal facility is a community resource providing outdoor and indoor spaces for recreation purposes. The MARC is composed of the following: Program Building, Residence Building, a pond for skating, fishing and canoeing, two toboggan runs, three softball fields, cross-country course, playground, ten kilometres of hiking/skiing trails for all skill levels, Mountain bike skills park and disc golf. The MARC is perfect for flying a kite, having a picnic, watching wildlife near…
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Blue Hog Gallery

Blue Hog Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Blue Hog Gallery is located in one of the most spectacular settings, an area well known to artists who want to capture the essence of Nova Scotia. They’re located in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg. Blue Hog Gallery is one of the first properties you come across when entering the community. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property, and visitors are invited to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The gallery…
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Location: New Germany & Area
This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation. Located in Penny’s Cove and providing easy access to New Germany Lake and the LaHave River.
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A wonderful beach for surfers or a nice place to walk on the rocks and enjoy an afternoon. This beach is located off the 331 Highway in the community of Cherry Hill. Directions: Turn at the firehall. Beach access isn’t marked.
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum. Call ahead for hours. Civic address: 21 Tumblin Road, Bell Island, NS
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
A small village about a six minute drive from the Town of Lunenburg. The little community of Blue Rocks is advertised as “Lunenburg’s answer to Peggy’s Cove”. Still a working fishing village with blue slate rocks on the edge of the ocean making it an artisan and photographers muse. The fish shack sitting in the water is the most photographed building in the county. Trip Advisor
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Unique, unspoiled coastline awaits! Gaff Point consists of 124 acres of marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. This rugged footpath is pedestrian use only. Both sides of the point have steep cliffs; there are tidal pools where topography becomes gentler; and sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline. Trip Advisor
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Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking

Location: Lunenburg Region
Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. in Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia was founded in the 1980’s and is, since early 2003, a family owned company run by René and Esther Haltner. Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. is producing and marketing quality made outdoor furniture in solid Pine and Western Red Cedar wood. It is the home of the original Zwicker Adirondack chair, designed by Richard Zwicker. Open by appointment only. Civic Address: 13273 Highway 3 Upper Lahave NS Facebook
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Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Hand hooked and wet felted pieces for your home crochet pieces mounted on driftwood. Open seasonally. Civic Address: 2142 Hwy 331 West LaHave NS
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Pleasant Paddling

Pleasant Paddling

Location: Lunenburg RegionLocation: Blue Rocks & Area
At Pleasant Paddling they believe that Blue Rocks has some of the best coastline in the world. Their goal is to show you that the way to explore Nova Scotia’s amazing shoreline is by sea kayak. This destination is calm and protected from the wind making it an excellent choice for a relaxing day on the water. They offer kayak rentals to give you a chance to explore on your own or you can reserve a spot on one of their tours. All skill levels are encouraged - from people who have never seen a…
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Miller Point Peace Park

Miller Point Peace Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km looping trail system with interpretive stations, picnic tables, benches and outdoor washroom facilities. Trails are level, smooth and wide with plenty of parking available at the park entrance. Beautiful views of the LaHave River are an attractive feature of this trail system. Use of these trails is limited to hikers, bicycles and skiers.The trails are all level, smooth, and accessible to walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The inner parking…
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
We are a licensed family restaurant serving customers for over 35 years. We have a diverse menu offering East Coast favourites such as haddock and chips, clams, scallops, lobster poutine, lobster sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers and seafood chowder. Satisfying portions and friendly service will keep you coming back. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS Facebook Instagram Twitter Trip Advisor
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Boston Pizza is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada serving more than 100 unique and delicious menu items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, juicy burgers and their famous BP wings. The Bridgewater location is a local, family-owned restaurant offering a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts. Gather round to catch a sports game or enjoy dinner with your family. Civic Address: 485 Highway 10 Cookville NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Choose from a wide selection of freshly-made breads, rolls, cakes and cookies, made only with traditional ingredients from the authentic turn-of-the-century shop. Soups, sandwiches and pastries in the restaurant should satisfy any visitor. A destination in itself, the historic LaHave Bakery is close to the LaHave cable ferry. The building dates back to 1896 and was once the LaHave Outfitting Company. Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

MacLeod’s Canteen is open for visitors of Green Bay and guests of the MacLeod Cottages and provides seating for 35. Known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish, clams, pies, desserts and of course ice-cream! Civic Address: 542 Green Bay Rd Green Bay NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch

Location: Lunenburg Region
Pastries, espresso, organic sourdough bread, picnic lunches, fine groceries and fresh handmade ice cream. Located in beautiful West Dublin, Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 4645 Highway 331 West Dublin Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Long established take-out restaurant offering renowned ice-cream treats, burgers and shakes. Conveniently located in Hebbville, close to Bridgewater. Civic Address: 15390 Highway 3 Hebbville, NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
A family restaurant established in 1953 specializing in sensational seafood, homemade pies and unique burgers such as the Forklift Burger and the Step Ladder! Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located on Trunk 10, approximately 10 minutes from Exit 12…
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A Day in Historic LaHave

A Day in Historic LaHave

Download an Itinerary Make your way to the LaHave River Cable Ferry. The cable ferry service across this river has been active since the 1800s, connecting East LaHave on the Lunenburg side of the LaHave River to the LaHave and Petite Riviere region. The ferry is free to all members of the public, and is accessible to cars, trucks, RVs, bikes, walkers, and more. Upon crossing the Ferry from the Northern Side to the Southern side, stop at the LaHave Bakery for a delicious brunch. This bakery has…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Start your day by journeying down to Petite Riviere Vineyards, a historic winery best known for its red wines and for being one of the oldest grape growing territories in North America, dating back to the 1630s. Enjoy a tour and a tasting on the building’s terrace, overlooking the hills of lavender and grapes. Continue into the village of Petite Riviere and stop at the Maritime Painted Saltbox, a vividly colourful art gallery displaying the works of Tom Alway and Peter Blais. Meet the artists…
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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

Begin your day along Highway 324 north, take a tour of Lunenburg County Winery. Sample and savour their award-winning fruit wines made using traditional aging methods and the best locally grown fruit. The winery is located on a berry farm, so be sure take home some of that fresh Nova Scotia taste by u-picking blueberries or raspberries when they are in season. The next stop a bit farther north on Highway 324. Indian Falls is a 25 foot rushing waterfall and historic indigenous salmon fishing…
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Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks is a hidden gem of the region, located just minutes out of Lunenburg. Often advertised as “Peggy’s Cove without the lighthouse”, Blue Rocks is a must-see when visiting Lunenburg area. A traditional fishing community with unique natural features, Blue Rocks is a favorite among amateur and professional artists and artisans of all types. During high tide the Old Fish House appears to be floating amidst the Atlantic Ocean and the contrast of the “blue” rocks and yellow and red…
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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to BernArt Maze, located on Highway 325. This art maze is the first of its kind in all of Canada! Explore the cement sculptures that have been designed and made by over one hundred international artists, and see everything on your way to the finish. This is art that the kids can see, touch, and interact with, all outdoors! See the spider sculpture that towers the entrance and find the handprints and footprints of those who contributed…
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Big Tancook Island Adventure

Big Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary The rustic and gentle charm of Big Tancook Island is only a passenger ferry ride away from the mainland. The 8 km (1 hour) trip across the water from Chester is free and provides a step back in time and a step closer to nature. Shaped like a fish hook and named after the Mi’kmaq word for “facing the open sea”, Big Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 150 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style.…
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